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Legendary professional f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens.

With a fast fixed maximum aperture of f/2.8, the exceptional AF-S Zoom-NIKKOR 17–35mm f/2.8D IF-ED covers the optimal range for wide-angle photo and HD video assignments. With advanced Nikon lens technologies and optical design, it produces clear, high-contrast images throughout its entire zoom range, making the AF-S Zoom-NIKKOR 17–35mm f/2.8D IF-ED a highly reliable professional lens, in the studio and on the road.
Silent Wave Motor
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
AS
M/A
IF Lens

The professional standard

High-performance wide-angle zoom

The AF-S Zoom-NIKKOR 17–35mm f/2.8D IF-ED sets the standard for wide-angle photojournalism, travel photography and HD video. Its super-fast, fixed f/2.8 aperture ensures outstanding clarity, even in difficult lighting situations, and makes it an ideal lens for candid photography, architecture, landscapes and news assignments.

Reliable, durable, exceptional

Advanced features and design

An advanced lens, the AF-S Zoom-NIKKOR 17–35mm f/2.8D IF-ED delivers stunning images with both FX- and DX-format NIkon D-SLRs. A host of Nikon lens features, like the chromatic abberation reducing Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass elements and Aspherical Lens Elements (AS) and the ultra-fast, ultra-quiet Silent Wave Motor (SWM) autofocus motor deliver extremely consistent, exceptional performance in a variety of shooting situations.
Silent Wave Motor
Silent Wave Motor
AF-S NIKKOR lenses feature Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor (SWM), which represents a significant advance in AF lens technology. SWM uses ultrasonic vibrations—rather than a gear system—to focus the lens, providing incredibly smooth, silent and precise autofocus operation.
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
An optical glass developed by Nikon that is used with normal optical glass in telephoto lenses to obtain optimum correction of chromatic aberrations.
AS
AS
AS stands for Aspherical lens elements. This type of lens utilizes non-spherical surfaces on either one or both sides of the glass in order to eliminate certain types of lens aberration.
M/A
M/A
Select NIKKOR lenses have a focusing mode which allows switching from automatic to manual focusing with virtually no lag time by simply turning the focusing ring on the lens. This makes it possible to seamlessly switch to fine manual focusing while looking through the viewfinder.
IF Lens
IF Lens
A NIKKOR lens in which only the internal lens group shifts during focusing. Thus, IF NIKKORS do not change in size during AF operation, allowing for compact, lightweight lenses capable of closer focusing distances. These lenses will be designated with the abbreviation IF on the lens barrel.
AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED 4.8 5 56 56
After 5 years I still love this lens I've owned/used this lens for over 5 years and I love the image quality. Very nice for freehand low light shooting. I use it mostly for landscape shots but it's also great for portrait use as long as you avoid the wide angle extent of the zoom. Subjects will obviously appear stretched or "fat" when shooting 17mm. Great lens if you can live with the limiting focal length range 17mm-35mm. July 30, 2010
Excellent wide zoom + Replaces all primes of same speed its range covers + Very sharp (best at f/4-f/5.6) + High-quality construction, very sturdy + Internal focusing + 77mm filter size - Big and heavy (less so than 14-24 though) - Does scary whining sounds when focusing July 30, 2010
Terrific, always on the camera normal lens I bought the Nikon 17-55 mm zoom lens when it was first announced; B&H had one left. The focal lengths that it covers fit most of my assignments. Although I have lenses from 10mm to 500mm, my basic bag has the 10-20mm zoom, the 17 to 55mm f2.8 zoom and 70 to 200 f2.8 zoom and a 2X extender. A camera body with the 17mm-55mm f2.8 is always nearby. Of all the lenses that I own or have owned, the 17-55mm f2.8 is the first lens, especially since going digital, that feels comfortable to be left on one of my camera bodies. July 30, 2010
Superb product Excellent WA for FX format as well as great 'normal' lens for DX format. Sharp, edge to edge. July 30, 2010
Outstanding W/A that can take filters! This is one of the sharpest W/A lenses around, as far as I can tell (and have read), and while I eventually want to get the fabulous 14-24 f2.8 this lens has one ability that does not - it can take polarizing or other filters in the 77MM diameter size. While polarizing filters can be a little tricky on ultra-wide angle lenses, depending on the position of the sun to the subject to the angle of view from the camera, and for this lens you would need a thin-mount PL to avoid vignetting (on FX format or film cameras) when the timing is right they filter can add a lot to the impact of the image. As a result, I always carry one with me just in case, and that this lens can take it makes it a better all-purpose choice than the 14-28. I did have a problem after owning the lens for about 3 years, which Nikon did repair under warranty. The lens was having difficulty focusing - it would constantly hunt and never settle on a spot - and it turned out that a flexible circuit board inside the barrel of the lens was to blame. However, since having been fixed 3 or so years ago it has had no issues. July 30, 2010
17 to 35mm AFS f2.8 Superb wide zoom none better Im a 40 year plus pro shooter, this lens, the 105mm f4 ais macro, 35mm 1.4 and 55mm 2.8 micro are just as good. Nikon cameras and lenses have been my mainstay my whole career, Leica a close second." Bravo Nikon! " I will be a loyal customer till I can't shoot anymore. July 30, 2010
Awesome Lens I have owned this lens or about 5 years now and am still amazed at the image quality it achieves. It is extremely sharp throughout its range. It is very resistant to flare/ghosting and is very well constructed. This lens is always in my camera bag wherever I go. July 30, 2010
Wonderfully sharp, fast lens. Solidly built. I've used this lens as a photojournalist, and it's held up to that kind of daily use with ease. It continues to provide ultrasharp photos, with quick, quiet focusing. Easily replaces the several wide angle fixed focal length Nikkors I used to use. It's held up over a number of years, and I expect it will continue to for a number of years more. July 30, 2010
My most frequently used lens! This lens has been mounted on my D100, D2H, D2Xs & D3. For one reason or the other it is my most favorite lens and I have taken more shots using this lens than any of the dozen of other pro level Nikkor lenses I own. July 30, 2010
great len is all lighting conditions This is one of a few lenses that I bring to all of my photo shoots. Its versatility in low light and wide zoom is perfect for creating a dramatic perspective or capturing any interior space! July 30, 2010
great in all range some of the best photos i took was from this lens sharp and quick July 30, 2010
I like the lens, but disappointed. Nice clear lens takes great pictures. I just disappointed that it squeaks and it is common problem with this lens. November 11, 2013
Practically perfect! A really fine lens for DX photography. Fast enough at all stops to generally not require flash. Really good resolution for detailed photography in industrial environments. As mentioned above, a little on the heavy side, but that is the price you pay for quality professional equipment. June 25, 2011
Great lens for its size I like having many focal lengths available in one lens instead of carrying multiple lenses. Also, I can use it on both a film and a digital camera body (it has the aperture ring), so it's flexible. Its construction is very sturdy as can be felt by its heft. It's not light and flimsy like the regular consumer lenses, so I know that it can handle the rigors of heavy use. And, since it is a fast lens at f/2.8 I can shoot in low light conditions. The focusing is very fast on a DSLR body, which is great! I've been wanting to get this lens for a long time and finally was able to get it. I am one happy camper with this lens! June 21, 2011
Great glass. Nice lens but it quit working after three months. For some reason the apeture/iris gave out. It is is being repaired now and I hope the problem was just a fluke. It is a very versatile lens and I miss it. July 30, 2010
Amazing ! my prime lens on my D3 body ! I used to set a B&W filter in front of it but recent tests using hoya digital pro 1 brings me to reconsider my original bundle. So now, I have D3 + 17-35 + hoya Dpro1 for best results July 30, 2010
A great lens I use it for landscape and wedding to get an unique perspective that consumer zoom lenses can't offer. A very solid lens. July 30, 2010
Past its prime Built like a tank and still a solid performer on DX sensors, it is no longer the ideal WA zoom for FX cameras. Stopping down to f/11 is needed for sharpness across the entire frame on these cameras. It was designed in the days of film and is optimized for that medium, less so for digital. July 30, 2010
focus is so so, sqweeks Squeaks during focus, and focus is not sharp tack-on like other top-end lenses, such as 70-200. October 28, 2011
BE CAREFUL OF THIS LENS I live in Los Angeles and I did a cross-country road trip where I went to over 20 National parks to shoot thousands of photos. My favorite lens was the 28-300mm lens on my Nikon D3X camera. At the time I purchased the D3X, I also bought this 17-35mm f/2.8D lens for getting a wider angle of view of some of the landscapes in places like Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon among other places. The lens worked very well, EXCEPT when I went wide in the 17mm-20mm range I noticed that there was serious VIGNETTING on all four corners and this greatly disappointed me. I used this lens without any filters or lens shades as I was shooting sunset photos in Zion National Park and at Cedar Breaks. I wanted to capture the vastness of the scenery. When I saw the vignetting, I was greatly disappointed, because I spent a lot of money on this lens and I really wanted the extra angle of the 17mm. This problem was consistent with all of the 17-20mm photos. September 23, 2011
FOCUS PROBLEMS While the quality of the lens manufacture is high I've have focus problems on both the F100 and the D7000 bodies. In both cases the camera will not fire because the autofocus did not find a focus point. The lens focus bounces back and forth without finding the sweet spot. This is not because of low light or lack of strong objects to select within the array of autofocus sensors. It always takes a touch of the manual focus ring for the lens to find the sweet spot. Any thoughts? April 14, 2011
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Will this work with my D7000? Want to use it underwater.

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Yes it will work
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Yes, full functions, just make sure the lens dimensions are correct for your underwater housing.
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Where is serial number on Nikon 17-35 mm f/2.8 lens?

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On the lens mount end near enough opposite the aperture lock switch.
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Where do I find the serial number on my AF-S 17-35 Nikkor f/2.8 lenses?

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Bottom of the barrel where it meets the camera.
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Yes, the S in the AF-S means the lens has a focus motor.
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Are there any plans to update this lens in the near future?

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Just curious as this lens is nearly13 years old.
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Nikon cannot speculate about feature products until official information is release on www.nikonusa.com
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If I put on Nikon D300S, does the focal length or minimum aperture change?

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The D300s has a DX-format CMOS Image Sensor which means that the lens focal length is subject to the FX/DX 1.5x crop factor. On DX format cameras, the AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED has a focal length equivalent to 25.5-52.5mm on an FX format camera.

The lens aperture is not affected. For more information on DX vs. FX please see: http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Learn-An...- Explore/Article/g588ouey/The-DX-and-FX-Formats.html

Please see the lens simulator for examples of DX/FX: http://static.nikonusa.com/Lens-Sim...
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Lens still takes great pix. Hard to zoom all the way out to 35mm. Using on D4.
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Probably best to send it in for a service.
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